Bringing Netflix-style subscription to Xbox One
Microsoft has just made the Xbox One console a bit more interesting by announcing a new subscription service called the Xbox Game Pass, which will give access to over 100 games for US $9.99 a month, when it launches later this spring.
But Windows 7 is still king
NetMarketShare’s monthly OS usage figures show that Windows 10 use is growing but it is still a long way behind the aging and insecure Windows 7.
If you need a bit of heavy number crunching
The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.
Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.
Working on Version three instead
Microsoft appears to be getting cold feet over its HoloLens and is not going to release a second version of the gear.
96,017 jobs cut in 2016
Layoffs at computer, electronics, and telecommunications companies rose by 21 percent last year.
DoJ can’t stop case going ahead
A judge has sided with Microsoft and allowed a court battle against government gag orders to go ahead.
Surrender Direct3D 12, Vulkan and Open GL
The Tame Apple Press has been running a yarn which claims that Apple has invented 3D web graphics and its “Metal” software will be the basis of the new 3D graphics standard for the web.
Will stick magical wand up their nose
Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.